[Hpn] Deal reached over state demolition project

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Fri, 07 Dec 2007 22:09:52 -0500


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Deal reached over state demolition project
Posted by The Times-Picayune December 07, 2007=20
The state has agreed to postpone plans to fence off Duncan Plaza near =
City Hall until Dec. 21, in order to allow social service providers more =
time to find shelter for about 150 homeless people who have been living =
in the park.

Crews will begin erecting the fence on Dec. 11 around the entire square =
block area, which is bounded by Loyola Avenue and Gravier, Perdido and =
LaSalle streets, but the area will not be closed to the public until =
Dec. 21. The site will then be cleaned by the Downtown Development =
District, according to Mayor Ray Nagin's office.

A controversy erupted this week when the state announced it would begin =
fencing off the area starting Tuesday, in order to prepare to demolish =
an office building and a building that formerly housed the state Supreme =
Court. On Thursday, the City Council passed a resolution asking the =
state to delay the start date until housing could be found for the =
homeless occupants.

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